It’s summertime here in Minnesota, and that means the mercury is climbing once more. When the temperature rises, your energy costs also start to rise. If you’re looking for ways to save big on your utility bills, you might add a ceiling fan or consider investing in new windows. But did you know that adding 3M window film to your home can lower your energy costs and save on maintenance expenses to your HVAC unit in the long run?


At Sun Control of Minnesota, we specialize in adding quality 3M film to Minnesota homes. Here’s how our 3M film can work to lower your monthly cooling costs.


How 3M Film Works to Reduce Heat in Your Home

The summer sun can be beautiful, but all of that solar energy can also heat the interior of your home. 3M film works to reduce the transfer of solar energy into your home. At the same time, it still allows visible light to pass through. This can also mean the difference between comfortable natural light inside your home and bright, blinding light.


We offer several varieties of 3M film, including these solutions:

●        Ceramic film

●        Night vision film

●        Decorative film


Summer is Hard on Your HVAC Unit

You probably already know that the higher the temperature outside, the harder your HVAC unit has to work. But your home isn’t the only one pushing its air conditioner to the limits. Because the demand for energy increases throughout the region, your utility company will likely charge more for monthly energy expenses, a practice known as peak demand charges.


Fortunately, quality 3M film applied to your windows can reduce the transfer of heat into your home. This means your HVAC system gets a break, using less energy, reducing your environmental footprint, and cutting your energy costs.  


Cutting the Expense of HVAC Maintenance

Your air conditioner cycles on and off according to your home’s cooling needs. But if the heat coming into your home through the window heats a home’s interior, it takes a lot more for your AC unit to keep up with it. In fact, it has to run constantly if your windows are letting in a good deal of sunlight.


Over time, all of that hard work on your HVAC system can cause more wear and tear. That means you’ll end needing more maintenance in the long run. With the reduced interior temperature from 3M film, you’ll have to do far less work replacing parts on your AC unit and maintaining it over time, saving you a bundle.


Twin Cities 3M Residential Window Tinting Services

If you love the summer sun in your home but you’re not loving the added cooling costs, installing 3M residential window tinting in your home will be a revelation. Film options include decorative window film, security film, and more.


Because 3M film limits the transfer of UV rays, you’ll also notice your flooring, art, and furniture will not fade. Talk to our residential window tinting installation team at 651.490.1060, or connect with us to learn more about our options for your home.